Remote control software manual for soft starter DG[

Remote control software manual for soft starter DG[
Remote control software manual for soft starter DG[
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Index
INTRODUCTION.......................................................................................................................................... 3
General features ................................................................................................................................... 3
Hardware requirements......................................................................................................................... 3
Installation............................................................................................................................................. 3
ACTIVATION OF THE PC-ADX CONNECTION........................................................................................... 4
Direct connection via RS-232.................................................................................................................... 4
Connection via RS-485 ............................................................................................................................. 4
Connection via standard modem............................................................................................................... 4
Connection via GSM modem .................................................................................................................... 4
MAIN WINDOW ........................................................................................................................................... 5
MAIN MENU ................................................................................................................................................ 6
TOOLBAR ................................................................................................................................................... 7
TOOLBAR ................................................................................................................................................... 8
COMMUNICATION MENU........................................................................................................................... 9
Communication - Online ........................................................................................................................ 9
Communication - Offline ........................................................................................................................ 9
Communication – Serial address ........................................................................................................... 9
Communication - Modem ...................................................................................................................... 9
Communication - Modem – Outgoing call .............................................................................................. 9
Communication – Modem – Attend call................................................................................................ 10
Communication - Modem – Hang up ................................................................................................... 10
Communication - Exit .......................................................................................................................... 10
PARAMETERS MENU............................................................................................................................... 11
Parameters - Password....................................................................................................................... 11
Parameters – Basic setup ................................................................................................................... 11
Parameters - Advanced setup ............................................................................................................. 11
Parameters – Functions setup............................................................................................................. 11
Parameters – Load from disk............................................................................................................... 13
Parameters - Save on disk .................................................................................................................. 13
Parameters - Print ............................................................................................................................... 13
Parameters – Clock setting.................................................................................................................. 13
Parameters – ADX Modem.................................................................................................................. 14
VIEW MENU .............................................................................................................................................. 15
View - Graphics................................................................................................................................... 15
View - Command menu....................................................................................................................... 16
View – Events log................................................................................................................................ 16
View - Options..................................................................................................................................... 16
HELP MENU.............................................................................................................................................. 18
Help - Contents ................................................................................................................................... 18
Help - Information................................................................................................................................ 18
APPENDIX A – CONNECTIONS ............................................................................................................... 19
Direct RS-232 connection.................................................................................................................... 19
Direct RS-485 connection.................................................................................................................... 20
Modem connection.............................................................................................................................. 21
GSM modem connection ..................................................................................................................... 23
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INTRODUCTION
General features
The remote control software ADX SW, for ADX soft starters, described in this manual is used to connect an
ADX starter with a personal computer by means of serial interface ports. In this way, the following
information is available to the user:
• Status display of all the variables monitored by the ADX starter (current, torque and so on) in real time
• Access to all front panel functions, with graphic display, and possibility of pushing the buttons
• Possibility to read and set all the setup parameters (basic setup / advanced setup / functions setup).
These parameters can be consulted, modified, saved on disk and subsequently reloaded. The access to
parameters is protected by password (access code)
• Display of the last 255 stored events, each with date and time entry
• Remote access supervision through standard modem or GSM modem
• Auto-call capability in alarm conditions
• Possibility to configure the program in multilanguage
Hardware requirements
Minimum requirements of the personal computer
• Pentium 100Mhz or faster processor
• At least 16Mb of free RAM
• About 4Mb of free hard disk memory
• Graphic card having at least 800x600 resolution
• One free serial interface port
• Windows 95/98 operating system
• CD-ROM drive
Installation
To proceed with the installation, the personal computer must have the operative system correctly installed
and working and the CD drive for the program setup. It is also necessary to have some experience using the
personal computer and Windows commands.
Conduct the following operations in sequence:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Close all applications.
Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and wait a few seconds.
Start the setup program by double clicking on setup.exe.
A dialog box will appear asking for the directory where to install the program. State the new name, if any,
in the space.
5) Follow the given instructions. In case the PC indicates that more recent files are already installed,
maintain the existing ones, that is answer YES or KEEP.
At the end of installation, a menu is automatically added to the desktop to execute the program. At this
point, using the start menu (usually Start-Programs-Adx) can launch the program. It is recommended to
connect the ADX to the PC (personal computer), using the standard-supplied cable, before executing the
program. The very first time the program is executed, it asks to state which serial port has to be used (1 to 4)
and the language for the program menus and messages. Both can however be changed later.
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Activation of the PC-ADX connection
To operate the remote control program, it is essential the PC and ADX can communicate by serial interface.
The user can make the serial interface connection in various ways depending on the distance between the
PC and the ADX and the modes required. In any case, a serial port is required on the PC.
The first step is to make sure the PC has one free RS-232 serial communications interface port. Serial ports
are normally indicated by the COM reference. They are usually numbered COM1: to COM4: although the
majority of the brands on the market have only two available ports, COM1: and COM2:, identifiable by the 9pin D-type male connector. Secondly, it is important to choose the PC port bearing in mind that one serial
port is already used for the mouse in some cases.
The software must be configured to use the selected serial port; this can be done during the installation
phase or thereafter through the View-Options-Dialog menu (see the relative section in this manual).
Direct connection via RS-232
This type is the simplest and includes the direct connection between the PC serial port and the ADX (6-pin
RJ connector) using the Lovato cable 51C2.
This is a connection to exclusively use during the installation, setup or ADX maintenance only. It is not
suitable for permanent connection since the RS-232 interface is inadequate for long distances owing to its
sensitivity to industrial ambient disturbances. In case of problems or additional information, see Appendix A.
Connection via RS-485
This connection can be used for the permanent link according to industrial RS-485 standards, with the
possibility of multipoint connection of up to 32 ADX units, linked to one personal computer. To complete this
type of connection, each station must have a RS-232/RS-485 converter, that is one converter for the PC and
one for each ADX. Refer to the drawings, given in Appendix A, for the relative connection.
This solution provides a reliable and permanent connection, suitable for any industrial ambient for distances
up to 1 km.
Connection via standard modem
When there is a long distance between PC and ADX, a remote control can be established using a set of two
modems. In this case, the PC must be connected to the modem with the cable supplied with the modem
itself, while the ADX to the modem using the Lovato cable 51C5.
This type of connection requires an experienced installer, since some modem programming is required
depending on the type of modem, telephone line, etc. See Appendix A for additional information.
Connection via GSM modem
The remote control software contemplates the use of GSM modem connected to the ADX. This equipment
comprises a modem and a cellular telephone in one, permitting data transmission also from places without
traditional telephone lines. This unit can carry out normal modem functions and provide the possibility of
sending SMS messages (Short Message Service) as well, to other GSM cellular phones, an innovative
technique for alarm indication. Messages can be sent in E-mail format too, by means of SMS service
extension; both ADX and remote control software are predisposed with this feature.
The installation of this type of system calls requires a certain experience with modems as in the previous
case.
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MAIN WINDOW
The main window comprises all the information related to the ADX operating status in addition to the various
menus and commands for access to all starter functions opened through the PC keypad. All the details
present in the main window are requested by the PC to the ADX through the serial line and then displayed.
This operation is periodically repeated (Online mode) so the readings are up dated at a rate which the PC
communications speed accepts and is programmed. It is obvious that none of these details can be displayed
if the serial communication is not operating, Offline mode, i.e. the main window will show all the frames blank
or disabled.
The system runs the Offline mode when either the user explicitly requires it or there is communication owing
to communications problems (cables not connected, PC and ADX communication parameters not the same).
The toolbar includes
the most commonly
used functions.
The virtual image of the ADX
front panel is the exact
reproduction of the actual front
panel with regards to the LED’s
and the LCD 2x16 display. By
operating on the buttons with the
mouse, the information on the
front panel can be scrolled in the
same way as if operating directly
on the actual front panel.
The status of the control inputs
and relay outputs are displayed
in this frame. The descriptions
of the programmable I/O’s
indicate the selected function
during the setup.
The main readouts (line voltage,
current and torque) are displayed
in both numerical and graph
formats; graph intended as
vertical bar graph.
The Thermal Status frame indicates the
value of the motor thermal status and the
internal ADX temperature, given in
degrees Centigrade. Both readouts are
displayed in both numerical and graph
formats; graph intended as vertical bar
graph and relative scale.
The status line receives
some important information
about the program status.
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Main menu
The main menu has the following structure:
♦
♦
♦
♦
Communication
ƒ
Online
ƒ
Offline
ƒ
Serial address
ƒ
Modem
•
Execute a call
•
Wait for a call
•
Hang up
ƒ
Exit
Opens a dialog box to call an ADX equipped with modem.
Waits for an incoming call from an ADX equipped with modem.
Terminates the phone call.
Closes the program.
Parameters
ƒ
Password
ƒ
Basic setup
ƒ
Advanced setup
ƒ
Functions setup
ƒ
Load from disk
ƒ
Save on disk
ƒ
Print
ƒ
Clock setting
ƒ
ADX modem parameters
Allows password entry for parameters access.
Opens the parameters dialog box of the basic setup
Opens the parameters dialog box of the advanced setup.
Opens the parameters dialog box of the functions setup.
Reads a parameters file and saves it on the ADX.
Reads the ADX parameters and saves them on the PC disk.
Prints the ADX setup parameters.
Shows and set the ADX clock calendar.
Opens a dialog box with the ADX-modem parameters.
View
ƒ
Graphics
ƒ
Command menu
ƒ
Events log
ƒ
Options
Opens the frame where one can trace strip charts.
Opens the ADX command menu.
Opens the ADX events log.
Allows to customise which software options to use.
Help
ƒ
Contents
ƒ
Information
Opens the program manual index dialog box.
Opens an information dialog box with program version.
Enables the serial communication.
Disables the serial communication.
Permits to choose the ADX address to be connected.
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Toolbar
The toolbar comprises a set of buttons, which allow quick access to the most common function tasks. Each
button represents a “short cut” to conduct the selected command from the main menu. The following list
gives a description of the button functions:
Online
(Communication - Online)
Activates the serial communication, between the PC and ADX, by opening Online mode. When the system is
connected to Online mode, all the readings are taken and displayed at regular intervals. If the PC-ADX linkup
is not possible because of connection or configuration problems, the system automatically goes to Offline
mode.
Offline
(Communication - Offline)
De-activates the communication between the ADX and PC by opening Offline mode. In this manner, the
program is put on hold and all the readouts will be disabled.
Outgoing modem calls
(Communication – Modem-Outgoing call)
Viewed only if the program is configured to communicate through a modem. A dialog box can be opened by
which the PC can call an ADX, fitted with modem.
Attend incoming modem calls
(Communication – Modem-Attend call)
Displayed only when the program is configured for communication through a modem. It puts the program on
hold for incoming calls via the PC modem. It also opens a dialog box indicating a calls list.
Hang up
(Communication – Modem-Hang up)
Displayed only when the program is configured for communication through a modem. It terminates the
telephone call and cuts off the connection via modem with the remote ADX.
Password
(Parameters – Password)
Opens a dialog box for password entry, which then consents to setup parameter modifications. When the
program is opened, various parameter values can only be displayed but not adjusted. With the correct
password entry, the possibility to change and store parameters is also enabled. After the first program
installation, the default password is lovato.
Basic setup
(Parameters – Basic setup)
Opens a dialog box with the basic setup parameters. The contents of the box duplicate the basic ADX menu
and can therefore be adjusted according to the ADX software revision. The parameters can be adjusted only
after having confirmed the password.
Advanced setup
(Parameters – Advanced setup)
It is the same as per previous function but referred to the dialog box with the advanced setup parameters.
Functions setup
(Parameters – Functions setup)
It is the same as the previous function but referred to the dialog box with the functions setup parameters.
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Clock calendar setup
(Parameters – Clock calendar)
The ADX clock calendar can be set and is available only after having confirmed the password entry.
Load from disk file
(Parameters – Load from disk)
Downloads the parameter values (setup) in disk recipe format and saves them on the ADX.
Save on disk file
(Parameters – Save on disk)
Reads the ADX parameters and saves them in ASCII format file. These files can be loaded later and
retransfered to the ADX.
Parameters print
(Paramters – Print)
Printing of a list of setup parameter values.
Graphics display
(View – Graphics)
A dialog box is opened where the readout of current, torque, etc., can be consulted in strip chart format. See
the Graphics section below for a description of the dialog box commands and functions.
Command menu
(View – Command menu)
A dialog box is opened where the functions of the ADX command menu can be operated.
Events log
(View – Events log)
Displays the contents of the events logged by the ADX.
Start the motor
Transmits the start the motor command to the ADX. This is possible only if the ADX control terminal block
has been connected to the 3-wire start and stop command and if all the starting requirements are fulfilled.
Stop the motor
Transmits the stop the motor command to the ADX.
Toolbar
The toolbar comprises various information concerning the status of the program operation and the ADX;
these are summarised in the following illustration:
The ADX status is displayed in
this position, that is the operating
phase in which it founds itself.
Communication
status:
Online = active
Offline = not active
Refresh speed; that is
the update number of
the main window each
second.
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Communication menu
Communication - Online
The dialog between the personal computer and the ADX is accomplished through this option of the
Communication menu. When the program is opened, it automatically enables the communication. The
communication can be manually put on hold (disabled), using the Offline option (see ahead) or automatically
by the program each time a communication error takes place (e.g. the ADX does not answer or answers
incorrectly twice). When the Online indication is shown on the main window headline, this means the dialog
is active.
Communication - Offline
By choosing Offline at the Communication menu, the serial communication is cut off. This state is highlighted
by the Offline indication on the toolbar and the disabling of all the readouts on the main window. As already
stated, the program automatically enters Offline mode when there are continuous communication errors. The
purpose of putting the system in offline is to allow for the change of some communication parameters, such
as the serial port used or the ADX unit address to be interrogated (this in the case of multistations); this is
not possible when the connection is active.
Communication – Serial address
This option is useful in RS-485 multidrop
applications only. The address of the ADX
unit can be selected with which the
personal computer must establish a
connection; that is when more than one
ADX is controlled by one PC. After
selecting the address option in the
Communication menu, the indicated dialog
box will be displayed where one can select
the ADX unit. The shaded buttons indicate that the presence of that particular ADX has not been detected at
that address. The ‘pressed’ button indicates the actual address; this means the ADX actually communicating
with the PC. To change the ADX unit, press the relative button, only the active ones (not shaded). To
conduct a check of all active stations, press the Detect button. In this way, a polling cycle among the 32
possible stations is conducted, activating the buttons of the ones, which correctly answer the question, and
‘shading’ all the others. By clicking the OK button, the choice of the address is confirmed and the dialog box
closes.
Communication - Modem
This drop-down menu is available only if the PC-ADX connection has been stated to be a set of two
modems, in the Options dialog box; see the Display-Options menu section ahead.
Communication - Modem – Outgoing call
With this choice, a dialog box is displayed and
where a call from the PC can be placed, through
the modem, to one of the points where there is
an ADX with its own modem. Once the dialog
box is opened, as shown in the side figure, the
telephone number to call is inserted in the
relative space. If the number has been
previously called, by clicking the down button, a
drop-down menu with all the numbers is
displayed so there is no need of retyping it.
When the number is complete, click the Call button to begin the connection. At this point, the program
instructs the modem to begin dialling. While attending the connection, a blue space bar will run for the
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maximum time allowed for the connection. The called modem connects the line and exchanges the normal
handshaking messages with the calling modem.
At the end of this procedure, if all has been conducted correctly, a dialog box will be displayed on the PC
monitor informing the user of the link and the program will automatically proceed to Online mode. Contrarily,
if there are errors, the connections are to be carefully checked and eventually follow the details for
troubleshooting given in Appendice A of this manual. Usually, the connection is not vital since the
procedures are those commonly used and are absolutely standard. With the Disconnect button, the outgoing
call can be interrupted while the Hang up button disconnects a communication already in course.
Communication – Modem – Attend call
By clicking on this option, the program enters Attend call mode, in which the PC answers incoming calls on
the modem. In this case, it is presumed there are one or more ADX units in the field, programmed to
independently call the PC in
alarm conditions or at periodic
intervals (See the section ADX
modem parameters). When an
ADX calls, the PC, in Attend call
mode, connects itself and logs
the time, date and calling
identification in a text file,
eventually displayed through
the View calls button.
If the user is present, in front of
the PC, when a call comes in,
there is the possibility to remain
linked with the ADX and check
the type of event. Contrarily, if
there is no one, the PC will
automatically hang up after a
few seconds. In this case, the
call will be indicated with a highlighted blue colour and the User ack field set to No. By selecting one of the
recorded call, the user will be able to change its status in the Checked call using the Checked button or
definitively delete the record by means of the Delete button.
The list of calls is stored on hard disk in the ASCII file ‘ Modemcal.txt’, in the same directory of the ADX.exe
application.
Communication - Modem – Hang up
This function terminates the connection via modem, cutting the telephone line off. This is like hanging up in a
normal telephone call. This is automatically done each time the program is closed.
Communication - Exit
Exits the program, closing the communication and any open dialog boxes.
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Parameters menu
All the options related to the parameters are included nn the second drop-down menu. The parameters allow
the installer and/or user to adjust and customise various functions of the ADX to his liking. Each parameter is
identified by the letter P followed by a two digit number (consult the ADX manual for more information).
The parameters are divided into three main menus called Setups:
• Basic setup
• Advanced setup
• Functions setup
By means of the functions of this program, the parameters can be read and modified in a more practical way
instead of the traditional way that requires the use of the ADX keypad and display on front. As will be seen in
the following sections, it is possible to display many parameters at a time, each with its own code, description
in various languages, numeric value and graphic bar for the setting or drop-down select menu.
Now, the meaning of the various captions of the Parameters menu will be described:
Parameters - Password
Selecting this option, a dialog box pops up, asking the user to enter the password for parameter access.
When the program initially starts, the parameters can only be read and displayed but not transmitted into the
ADX permanent memory, saved or loaded from the disk. After the parameter access password has been
correctly entered, a confirm message is shown and the following functions become available:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Parameters - basic setup change and transmission
Parameters - advanced setup change and transmission
Parameters - functions setup change and transmission
Parameters saving on disk
Parameters loading from disk
Clock calendar setting
Password change to a new one defined by user
At the first software installation, the customary password is lovato. The user can however change it as per
his liking, recalling the password dialog box (with the menu or ‘button’ on the toolbar) and clicking on the
New password button. A dialog box is opened where the user must type the new password for two
consecutive times to be sure to have indicated it correctly. Clicking on the OK button saves the new
password.
Parameters – Basic setup
Parameters - Advanced setup
Parameters – Functions setup
.
These three options of the parameters menu can be selected using the three toolbar buttons
The parameters access is possibly made only in Online mode as the major part of the program functions.
When a setup menu (basic, advanced or functions) is opened, a dialog box is displayed, as per the
illustration, for consulting and/or change of the setup parameters. The parameter change, including their
default resetting, is possible only after the access password entry.
When a page is opened, the parameters are automatically transmitted by the ADX to the PC and displayed;
the same operation can be manually repeated with the Receive button. The user can thereafter make the
required changes.
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As soon as a parameter is changed, the wording changed is indicated in the headline of the dialog box,
meaning a change has been made to the PC memory only and it has not been transmitted to the ADX yet. If
the change is confirmed, the Transmit button is to be pressed so the parameters are transmitted and stored
by the ADX. After this operation is concluded, the dialog box headline will indicate Identical confirming the
realignment of the PC and ADX memories. If the user wants to cancel the eventual changes made and
display the ADX memory status, the Receive button is to be used for this purpose.
After a numeric parameter adjustment (e.g. threshold or time value), the PC mouse or up and down buttons
can be used to adjust the horizontal control bars, on the right of the display, increasing or decreasing the
values as if adjusting a potentiometer. Contrarily, using the PC numerical keypad can make direct
adjustment by double clicking on the box of the relative parameter value and proceeding to the adjustment.
The pages where
the parameters are
divided
can
be
changed using this
tag.
When the wording identical is indicated
here, this means the displayed data is
the same as the ADX memory. Instead,
the wording changed is shown when
parameters have been modified but not
transmitted yet to the ADX memory by
the Transmit button.
The parameter value or choice number is indicated in
this box: If blank, this signifies that the value
corresponds to the factory default setting. Contrarily
when coloured, this means the value is different (other
than factory setting). The value can be directly
adjusted by double clicking on the numerical
parameters.
A horizontal control
bar is displayed when
the parameter has a
numerical adjustment
range. By shifting it,
the relative value is
changed.
Parameter
code and
description.
A drop-down menu is
displayed when an
option choice of the
parameter is possible.
Transmit button to
transfer all menu
parameters to the ADX.
Enabled only after
access password entry.
Receive button to
transfer all parameters
to the ADX from the
PC.
Default button to reset
all parameters to factory
default settings.
Exit button to
close the setup
dialog box.
For the choice type parameters (e.g. function of programmable relay), the required value must be selected
among the drop-down options. In these cases, the box will indicate the choice number selected.
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Parameters – Load from disk
Through this function, a parameters file, previously saved on the disk, can be opened and transmitted to the
ADX. Three setups are loaded and stored in sequence. It is a very useful function to duplicate settings
between one ADX and another, in case there are a number of soft starters used in the same application. The
file also contains the type of ADX from which the data was received. If the connected ADX is different (i.e.
size or firmware revision), a confirm request message is displayed to prevent the loading. It is important to
bear in mind that the transfer of parameters from one size of ADX to different one should not be made
because parameters could be incompatible.
Parameters - Save on disk
This function, complementary to the above mentioned, is used to save the setup (basic, advanced or
functions) parameters in an ASCII file so they can be reloaded later. When this operation is completed when
a confirm message of complete save is displayed.
Parameters - Print
A printing of the parameter values contained in the ADX is obtained with this menu. The report is printed,
complete with date and time entry, of the parameter list of the three menus, each with its relative value.
Parameters – Clock setting
A password entry is required to have access to the ADX clock
calendar adjustment setting. This function is then enabled and
the date and time setting can be done in manual or automatic
mode. With the manual mode, the various values are inserted in
the relative spaces and then the Transmit button pressed to
transfer the data to the ADX. In automatic mode, the Auto set
button must be pushed and the clock calendar is automatically
adjusted with the PC setting.
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Parameters – ADX Modem
If modems are used to obtain remote control, a few ADX parameters must be programmed to supervise the
ADX modem. Owing to their special configuration, these parameters are not available on the ADX display
buttonpad and can be adjusted by the PC or remote control software only.
The programming is usually done by the direct connection between the PC and ADX with the RS-232 serial
cable since these parameters must be programmed before using the modem. When a modem is used, the
ADX can be configured to answer incoming calls from the PC only or to autonomously call the PC in case of
particular events (alarm conditions or at periodic intervals).
In addition, the ADX can be connected to a GSM modem, that is a device comprising a traditional modem
and a cellular telephone in one. In this circumstance, the ADX can send SMS messages or electronic mail
even from isolated sites, without telephone lines, always after an alarm event or at periodical intervals.
All the parameters needed to carry out the operations described above are indicated in the dialog box given
in the figure:
Command to send to
modem for initialisation
(optional, depending on
type of modem)
Main modem enabling
Call enable from ADX to
PC
Type of telephone line
(usually Tone)
Type of ADX modem:
normal or GSM
ADX modem telephone
number
Indication the ADX will
use to identify itself
when connected to PC.
Delay between alarm
event and call attempt
Call enable in alarm
conditions
Interval for the periodic
call
Call enable at periodic
intervals
Hour at which to place
periodic call
Connection to PC
enable
Number of connection
attempts to PC
Send enable of SMS
messages (GSM
modem only)
PC telephone number
Send enable of e-mail
messages (GSM
modem only)
SMS destination GSM
phone number (GSM
modem only)
Store all user’s settings
in ADX memory
Read all ADX stored data
and display in dialog box.
E-mail destination
address (GSM modem
only)
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View menu
This drop-down menu includes a set of options to obtain the display of various dialog boxes, which provide
data related to the connected ADX status. The following gives a summary of the dialog boxes which can be
displayed.
View - Graphics
With this menu, a dialog box can be opened where the analog readings, monitored by the ADX, can be
displayed in a strip-chart graph format.
The scale of the horizontal axis (time) can be changed using the two increase-decrease buttons; these
represent the horizontal zoom, which varies the scale from a 0.5 seconds minimum per square (segment) to
10 seconds per segment.
At the same time, the vertical axis (amplitude) of the scale can be adjusted for each reading.
The monitored data are summarised in the table below:
READING
Current
Torque
Line voltage
Motor thermal status (t.s.)
Internal ADX temperature
Enable / disable the
automatic start / stop
COLOUR
Green
Blue
Yellow
Purple
Red
SCALE
10 to 70 % In / segment
5 to 25% Tn / segment
20 to 70 V / segment
5 to 20% t.s. / segment
5 to 15 °C / segment
Graph Save – Load Print
REF
CUR
TRQ
VOL
MTS
STS
Enable / disable each
reading
Reset and return to
initial time axis
Manual start of
sampling
Manual stop of
sampling
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The sampling and the display of each reading can be enabled or disabled individually with the on-off buttons
of the toolbar. Obviously, the less the readings to sample the faster the sampling speed will be.
When the reading strip chart reaches the end of the display, the horizontal position is reset automatically and
starts over again from the left of the dialog box.
By using the toolbar buttons, the reading sampling can be started and stopped either manually or
automatically, i.e. the charts are traced at the start signal and terminate when the motor is stopped.
Bear in mind that the speed, at which the readings are being sampled, greatly affects their plotting trait so
the relative pattern displayed must be considered purely as an indication. Above all, they do not exactly
correspond to the actual reading tendency when modems are used since these devices critically slow down
the communication speed and thereby the sampling rate.
View - Command menu
The ADX command menu groups together a series
of functions which the user can conduct in case of
need, such as the motor thermal status resetting or
default adjustment of one or more setup menus. The
same commands, available on the ADX keypad, can
be remotely done through the PC with the Command
dialog box of the View menu. A drop-down menu is displayed with all available commands. The user just has
to choose as per his liking and click on the Execute button and then eventually confirm the command
consent.
View – Events log
The ADX has a non-volatile memory
where the last 20 events are stored
(motor starting, stopping, alarm
events, menu access and so on),
each with code, description, date
and time entry. This memory can be
displayed on the PC through the
View – Events log menu, opening
the illustrated dialog box. Using the
Print and Save buttons, the events
log can be respectively printed or
saved on the disk while the Refresh
button up dates the events log.
View - Options
This menu is used to open a dialog box where the program can be configured as per the user’s likings,
conveniently enabling and programming the available options.
Once the options are selected, they are stored in an adx.ini file and stored for future program uses. It is
evident that access to the dialog box is always possible and the relative options can be changed.
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The Options dialog box is divided into frames to group the options dependent on each other:
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Communication
(enabled only with the system in Offline)
Choice of the PC
serial port to use
for the ADX or
modem
connection
Choice of comunications speed rate.
It must correspond
to the value selected on the ADX functions menu, With
modems, use 9600
bps rate only.
Enables this option
if PC modem is
used.
Indicated if the PC
modem must be
initialised with AT
commands.
Type of telephone
line
This option
enables more safe
but slower communications rate.
ƒ
Language
Click on the flag
to select the PC
program language.
This button
enables the same
PC language
usage for the ADX.
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Help Menu
This menu comprises the functions giving information about usage and the software version of the remote
control.
Help - Contents
This command opens a dialog box giving the electronic version of this manual. The various subjects can be
easily found by clicking on the links (coloured summary texts) or by searching for a certain word.
Help - Information
A dialog box is opened with details about the software revision of the remote control. The Lovato business
address, phone and fax numbers, Web site and Internet e-mail mailbox are also displayed.
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APPENDIX A – Connections
Direct RS-232 connection
The direct connection PC-ADX with the RS-232 interface is possible using a special cable with adapter,
indicated in the drawing with the Lovato order code 51C2. The relative connection can be done while the PC
and ADX are switched on. After prompting the program, the communication will be opened Online mode if all
is correct.
As alaredy mentioned in this manual, this type of connection is intended temporary, useful for the first ADX
setup, during installation, for troubleshooting and maintenance purposes. It is NOT suitable permanent
connections in the industrial field.
Troubleshooting
If the connection does not work (trying to enter Online mode, the program emits some beeps and
automatically proceeds in Offline mode), carefully check the following points:
1. The PC COM port used for the connection must match the one selected in Options–Communication
dialog box.
2. The communcations rate set on the PC and ADX must be the same (e.g. 9600 bps for both). On the PC,
select the Options-Communication dialog box while on the ADX, Functions menu.
3. The serial address set on the PC and on ADX must be the same (usually 01 for both). The serial address
is positioned in the Communication-Serial address menu on the PC while in the Functions menu on the
ADX.
4. The ADX software revision must be higher than 02; this is displayed when the ADX is switched on.
5. The cable must be securely connected and correctly inserted on both ends. It must be connected to the
second connector on the left, RJ 6-pole type, of the ADX.
6. The ADX must be switched on.
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Direct RS-485 connection
The connection through the RS-485 interface requires RS-232/RS-485 interface converters, order code
4PX1, at each end. I.e. one converter for the PC and another one for each ADX to be thereby connected a
minimum of one to a maximum of 32 ADX’s. Use Lovato 51C4 cable to connect the PC to the interface
converter while the connection between ADX units and the RS-485 converter, with Lovato cable 51C6. The
RS-485 converter outputs are then connected in parallel to the 485 Bus,
consisting of a screened
twisted-pair cable.
Troubleshooting
If the connection does not work (trying to enter Online mode, the program emits some beeps and
automatically proceeds in Offline mode), carefully check the following points:
1. The PC COM port used for the connection must match the one selected in Communication-Com port
menu. That port must NOT be configured as a serial mouse port on the PC.
2. The communcations rate set on the PC and all ADX must be the same (e.g. 9600 bps for both). On the
PC, select the Options-Communication dialog box while on the ADX, Functions menu.
3. If there are more than one ADX connected, then each must have a serial address different than all the
others (e.g. 01, 02, 03, etc.). To set the serial address, program the relative parameter in the Functions
menu.
4. The serial address set on the PC must match with the one of the ADX addresses. That ADX must be
connected and switched on.
5. The converter connection polarity to the RS-485 bus must be correct; all A terminals (marked on the
leads), plugged on to one bus connector and the B terminals with the other.
6. The maximum distance between the two most distant units on the RS-485 bus must not exceed 1000 m.
7. The two most distant units must have a 120Ω terminal resistor.
8. The interface converters must be switched on and correctly configured; see the relative technical sheet
attached to the devices.
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Modem connection
A set of two modems is required to make a remote connection through the telephone system.
Lovato warrants reliable operation using modems of the following type:
•
3-Com U.S. Robotics 56K, model 5630
Although a correct operation can be possibly obtained with other brands of modem, the entire configuration
commands (variables which change with each brand) the connections, indicated in this manual, are referred
to the above-mentioned type only.
The connection via modem is very simple from a conceptual point of view but implies the user must
have at least minimal experience with inconveniences, related to serial communications, modem
programming, type of telephone lines and so on. To simplify the configuration procedure, the
operations have been divided into the following steps:
1. ADX modem configuration
The modem of the ADX must be configured before use. The configuration is needed to implement the
following functions:
• Disable the echo.
• Adjust the communications speed to a fixed 9600-baud rate.
• Permanently store the two previous settings as default at switch on.
To make all these configurations, temporarily connect the modem, which will be connected to the ADX,
to the PC using its standard cable. Then start the PM.EXE program (included with this software) and
press the Modem program button. That program transmits the following configuration string:
AT E0 &N6 &U6 &W0 <CR>
(valid commands for the modem model 5630)
If the user is familiar with terminal emulation programs (Hyperterminal Windows) then he can manually
carry out this programming, without the help of that program. In this case, the serial interface must be set
at 9600 baud, 8 bits, No parity, 1 stop bit as well as the above-indicated configuration message. After the
enter command, attend the confirm message which indicates the programming has been done.
2. ADX configuration
The soft starter also requires a configuration to dialog with the modem.
• Connect the PC to the ADX using the direct RS-232 cable.
• Check that the firmware revision of the ADX unit is equal to or higher than 04 version.
• Fix the password.
• In Online mode, select the ADX modem parameters (see the description given in the previous
pages) in the Parameters menu.
• Confirm the main modem enabling (first option on the top left).
• If the ADX is required to call the PC autonomously, confirm the ADX call enable and Connect PC
options, typing the PC modem number in the telephone number space and programming the
conditions which determine a call (alarm conditions and/or periodic intervals).
• Transmit the setting with theTransmit button.
• Open the ADX Functions menu with the Functions setup parameters option.
• Confirm the On option for the Modem communication parameter.
• Select the serial communications rate at 9600 in the relative parameter frame.
• Set the serial address to the same value programmed at the PC (usually 01).
• Confirm and store with the Transmit button.
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3. System connection
• Connect the programmed modem, as per item 1, to the ADX, using the cable 51C5.
• Connect the second modem to the PC using the standard supplied cable.
• Connect both modems to the relative telephone lines. It is advisable during the first tests to use
internal office lines so the call process can be kept under control.
4.
5.
ADX.exe program configuration
Start the ADX.exe program from the PC.
Open the View – Options dialog box.
Start the Enable modem option.
Set the speed rate at 9600 baud.
Press OK.
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Online connection
Select the Modem call option in the Communication menu.
Type the telephone number for data transmission of the ADX modem.
Click on Dial.
Now, the PC modem calls the ADX modem. After a few rings, the ADX modem answers (this is
shown by the wording Modem call on the ADX display) and the program automatically continues to
online mode.
• To suspend the connection, select the Modem hang up option in the Communication menu.
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Troubleshooting
Whenever the ADX modem does not ring during the call attempt, this signifies the call can not reach
destination. Consequently, check the following:
• Try dialling the number of the ADX modem directly from a normal telephone. The modem should emit
beeps which could be heard on the telephone. If this does not take place, there are problems with the
telephone lines and/or exchange.
• If the PC modem is switched on, connected to the PC with its standard cable and connected to the
correct serial port (the one selected in the Options - Communication).
If the modem, being called, rings continuously but the ADX does not display any message and the
connection is not completed (the dialog box indication Connection OK is not displayed):
• Check the ADX programming (see previous item 2).
• Control the ADX modem cable 51C5.
If the Connection OK indication is displayed but the program then goes in Offline:
• Check that both PC and ADX speed rates are set at 9600 baud.
• Try to directly connect the PC to the ADX with the cable 51C2 and conduct all the controls described in
the RS-232 direct connection section.
• Check if the modem is programmed correctly as stated in item 1.
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GSM modem connection
To make a remote connection through the GSM cellular system, a GSM modem must be connected to the
ADX and a second modem, traditional or GSM type, to the PC.
Lovato warrants reliable operation using GSM modems of the following type:
•
Funkanlagen Falcom A-2
This type of modem is very versatile and allows access to functions, which are normally not possible with a
traditional modem (SMS, E-mail). However, wireless communications, although conducted with 9600 bps,
require longer signal transfer times often troublesome for communications speed.
The connection via GSM modem is very simple from a conceptual point of view but implies the user
must have at least minimal experience with inconveniences related to serial communications,
modem programming, type of telephone lines and so on. To simplify the configuration procedure, the
operations have been divided into the following steps:
1.
ADX GSM modem configuration
The GSM modem of the ADX must be configured before use. The configuration is needed to implement
the following functions:
• Disable the echo.
• Set the communications speed rate at 9600 bauds.
• Disable the PIN request after switch on.
• Confirm the telephone number of the SMS exchange server.
• Set the SMS mode to Text.
• Permanently store the two previous settings as default at switch on.
To make all these configurations, temporarily connect the GSM modem, which will be connected to the
ADX, to the PC using its standard cable. Then start the PM.EXE program (included with this software)
and press the GSM modem program button. Attend the confirm message and then disconnect the GSM
modem from the PC.
Important:
The SIM-CARD must be enabled for data transmission when used with GSM modems. A normal
SIM-CARD for cellular telephone does not work. Consult any SIM-CARD dealer to obtain this
feature.
2.
ADX configuration
The soft starter also requires a configuration to dialog with the modem.
• Connect the PC to the ADX using the direct RS-232 cable.
• Check that the firmware revision of the ADX unit is equal to or higher than 04 version.
• Fix the password.
• In Online mode, select the ADX modem parameters (see the description given in the previous
pages) in the Parameters menu.
• Confirm the modem main enabling (first option on the top left).
• Confirm the GSM Modem option.
• If the ADX is required to call the PC autonomously, confirm the ADX call enable and Connect PC
options, typing the PC modem number in the telephone number line and programming the conditions
which determine a call (alarm conditions and/or periodic intervals).
• If the ADX is required to send a SMS message whenever the preset conditions take place, confirm
the Transmit SMS option and type the cellular telephone number to which the message is to be
transmitted.
• In the same way, if the ADX is to transmit an electronic mail message, confirm the Transmit E-mail
option and type the receiver mailbox in the relative space.
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3.
4.
5.
Transmit the setting with Transmit button.
Open the ADX Functions menu with the Parameter - Functions setup option.
Confirm the On option for the Modem communication parameter.
Set the serial speed rate at 9600 with the relative parameter.
Set the serial address to the same value programmed at the PC (usually 01).
Confirm and store with the Transmit button.
System connection
• Connect the programmed GSM modem, as per item 1, to the ADX using the cable 51C7.
• Connect the second modem to the PC using the standard supplied cable.
• Switch on the GSM modem and wait 30 seconds for the initialisation.
ADX.exe program configuration
Start the ADX.exe program from the PC.
Open the View – Options dialog box.
Start the Enable modem option.
Set the speed rate at 9600 baud.
Press the OK button.
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Online connection
Select the Modem-Call option in the Communication menu.
Type the telephone number in the relative line for data transmission of the ADX GSM modem.
Click on Dial.
Now, the PC modem calls the ADX modem. After a few rings, the ADX modem answers (this is
shown by the wording Modem call on the ADX display) and the program automatically continues to
online mode.
• To suspend the connection, select the Modem hang up option in the Communication menu.
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Troubleshooting
Whenever the ADX GSM modem does not ring during the call attempt, this signifies the call can not reach
destination. Consequently, check the following:
• If the GSM modem signal is sufficiently loud enough (> 40%). To complete this operation, use the
PM.EXE program.
• If the PC modem is switched on, connected to the correct PC serial port with its standard cable, (the one
selected with Options-Communication).
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If the modem, being called, rings continuously but the ADX does not display any message and the
connection is not completed (the dialog box indicating Connection OK is not displayed):
• Check the ADX programming (see previous item 2).
• Control the ADX modem cable 51C5.
If the Connection OK indication is displayed but the program then goes in Offline:
• Verify the GSM signal quality.
• Activate the Checksum option of the Options – Communication dialog box.
• Check that both PC and ADX speed rates are set at 9600 baud.
• Try to directly connect the PC to the ADX, using the cable 51C2, and conduct all the controls described
in the RS-232 direct connection section.
• Check if the GSM modem is programmed correctly as stated in item 1 above.
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